Amazing Business Intelligence Amusement Parks

Susan Andre News, Articles

When last did you visit an Amusement Park and experience the thrill of a roller coaster ride? Very often we land on a merry-go-round situated in the BI Amusement Park. This is not a cool, calm, chilled-out play ground where we have zen-like experiences, on the contrary BI minds are usually exceptionally busy and distracted. Embarking on a Business Intelligence …

Beautiful Business Intelligence

Susan Andre News, Articles

( ( BD / AWLN ) +  IoT )  / ( ML +AI ) = MD → (( “Big Data“ divided by  “A Whole Lot of Noise”) plus “Internet of Things“) divided by (“Machine Learning” plus “Artificial Intelligence”) equals “More Data” !  Does not really look or sound beautiful does it? More data should mean greater capacity for leveraging analytics to …

BI is so Boring

Susan Andre News, Articles

Ever passed through Boring, Dull or Bland? You will be excused if terms like boring, dull and bland remind you of experiences related to Business Intelligence maintenance. Read about Boring (Oregon USA), Dull  (Highlands of Scotland) and Bland (Australia) Once the novelty of shiny new software wears off and the realization sets in that the same old mistakes have been …

Rumble in the BI Jungle (Part 2)

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From the previous article Bungle in the Jungle (Part 1): Well executed Business Intelligent programs calls for agility in the BI jungle. Unwieldy swinging in the BI-jungle leads to a serious Rumble in the BI jungle.  Comparing a world renowned boxing match with recent Business Intelligence tactics should evoke a sense of fighting spirit for some.  A “rope-a-dope” BI strategy …

Bungle in the BI Jungle (Part 1)

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Approaching the Business Intelligence Jungle might leave you quivering with trepidation.  Rebellion against traditional approaches is increasing, amidst still ongoing attempts and confusion to get a handle on the traditional way of building effective BI systems. Understandably a sensation of being at a BI slumber party mounts because most of the un-inaugurated players are lulled into ignoring valuable lessons learned …

BI is for the birds

BI is for the Birds

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Who is still interested in doing Business Intelligence – only the birds?  Can’t we just simply pour all our business data into one server and let business users loose to explore?  We have tried this approach in the past. Perhaps we can try again.  Although be aware of Bird Imbecile systems! Listen to the song:  For the Birds (Business Intelligence …

Unpacking Untruths about Modern Data Warehousing

Susan Andre News, Articles

What is on the wish list of most Business information users? They are yearning for new analytical solutions that: Support multiple reporting tools in a self-service mode that is easy to use Allow rapid ingestion of all kinds of new data files without consulting IT Do not need extensive modeling Scale large data volumes while delivering performance Support advanced analytics …

Beating Business Intelligence Blues

Beating Business Intelligence Blues

Susan Andre News, Articles

Melancholy and having a bout of BI Blues is often a side effect of business users who need to interact with their data but finding it difficult, for a variety of reasons, leading to frustration over not being able to achieve their information related goals. Blues is a music genre that probably originated with the 17th-century English expression “the blue …

One size fits all

Susan Andre News, Articles

Confused about EDW, DW, Data Lakes, Hadoop, HTAP, Hive, LLAP, Spark SQL… (…you can complete the list ! )? Are you wondering … To ETL or not, to ELT or not, or to do no ETL/ELT at all? A plethora of terminologies, acronyms and technologies are currently in the mix.  For the un-inaugurated and the professionals alike it has become …

Good Better Bad

Susan Andre News, Articles

Some data warehouse projects might be Good. You might even find a few that is Better. Unfortunately “Bad” is often associated with Data Warehousing because Business Users still struggle to obtain accurate information in the format they desire within the required timeframes it is needed, despite having access to their Data Warehouse. This may be due to ill-defined or miss-interpreted …